MCM Registration

Registration for the Marine Corps Marathon is conducted annually during March. In 2019, runners may register for "The People's Marathon" through a Rush Registration or the Lottery. There are no fees associated with signing up for the Lottery. Other options available to runners include the Four Star all-inclusive registration package; the MCM Charity Partner Program; or Transfers. MCM registration costs $180 plus processing fees.


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Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010.

Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements.

Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at

Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events.

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The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0703-0053, is estimated to average 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.

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MCM Lottery

Registration for the Marine Corps Marathon is conducted via online lottery starting at noon on March 20. The 2019 MCM Lottery Registration will be open through March 26 at noon. There are no fees associated with signing up for the Lottery. Only those runners who are officially selected through the Lottery will incur costs. On the Lottery form, runners may opt to purchase additional items including the RunCoach training program; MCM Brooks apparel; MarathonFoto photo package; iTAB personalized medal decoration; and tickets to the Carbo Dining-In pasta dinner. Notifications will be delivered to runners by email on March 27. 2019 MCM Lottery is now closed.

Rush Registration

Rush Registration will make up to 7,000 MCM entries available to runners by signing up within a limited window of time on March 19, 2019 at noon eastern. Runners may forgo the uncertainty of the Lottery and obtain a spot immediately by successfully registering during MCM Rush Registration. The Rush Registration will conclude after 20 minutes OR as soon as 7,000 runners have registered foregoing the 20-minute duration. The form will include all items available for purchase including the MCM Brooks training apparel line, MCM pasta dinner tickets and the online marathon training program. 2019 MCM Rush Registration is now closed.

Active Duty

The MCM has dedicated, discounted entries for the Active Duty/Reserve Registration presented by GEICO Military. Thank you to those currently serving our country. 2019 Active Duty Registration is now closed.

MCM Four Star

MCM Four Star Registration Package is a limited availability program offering immediate access to the MCM including two guaranteed entries plus two nights at the headquarters hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, tickets to MCM Weekend events, an exclusive reception and special benefits including shuttle service to the MCM, Metro SmarTrip cards and pre-event hospitality tent. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center hosts the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, the Carbo Dining In and more MCM Weekend activities.

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Runners Club​

The MCM welcomes back the most frequent participants with exclusive registration for MCM Runners Club members. Those individuals who have completed at least five MCMs and successfully completed the Runners Club membership process will receive an email during the first week of March with information regarding registration for the MCM. Runners Club members will be eligible to sign up for the 2019 MCM between March 1-12.

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Charity Partners

For those who want to dedicate participation to a cause, MCM Charity Partner organizations offer guaranteed access to the MCM. Make a personal connection to a cause and contact MCM Charity Partners directly to learn about programs, fundraising requirements and the registration process. Annually, the new roster of Charity Partners is updated immediately following the MCM Registration Lottery.

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Travel Agencies

Annually runners from more than 50 countries participate in the MCM. Enhance the experience if traveling from abroad and make the visit to Arlington, VA and the nation's capital even more significant. Register for the MCM through one of the partner travel agencies.

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Defer Re-Registration

Runners who deferred an entry from the 2018 to the 2019 MCM must re-register to complete this process and guarantee participation in the MCM in October 2019. These runners will receive an instructional email and, later, a courtesy reminder during the first week of March. The period for deferment re-registration is March 1-12.


After registering, some runners are unable to participate in the MCM or they may wish to switch their registration to a different MCM Weekend event. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the MCM Transfer Program. Additionally, the transfer program offers registered runners the opportunity to switch between MCM Weekend events. The MCM is not responsible for identifying individuals for the transfer. Often, runners are able to connect via the MCM Facebook page. A fee is associated with this service. Transfers may be executed any time after a runner is offically registered.

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The deferment program affords runners the opportunity to push a current entry to the next year's marathon. By forgoing participation the current year’s MCM and deferring an entry to the following year, the runner will receive a guaranteed spot in the next year's event and can avoid the Lottery process. A limited number of deferments are available each year with the program remaining open until all deferments have been claimed or the designated closing date has been reached. There is a $80 fee associated with this limited availability service. Any additional purchases made at the time of the initial MCM registration including Carbo Dining-in tickets are not eligible to be deferred to a future registration. MCM10K bibs may not be deferred. An entry may only be deferred once. The 2019 deferment program will be open from August 14, 2019 through September 29, 2019.

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A wide variety of volunteer openings are available for various things throughout event weekend, for both individuals and groups.

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Bigger than big. The MCM welcomes a new distance to conquer when the MCM50K is inaugurated on October 27. The MCM50K start line is located on on Route 110 in Arlington, VA-the same location as the Marine Corps Marathon. Registration is $200 and opens on February 27 at noon eastern.

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Held on the same day as the MCM, the MCM10K is a 6.2 mile run that shares the same finish line as the MCM at the Marine Corps War Memorial. All participants receive a technical long sleeve shirt and finishers are presented a stunning medal by a U.S. Marine. Registration is now closed.

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MCM Kids Run

Hosted on October 26, 2019, the day prior to the MCM, this one mile just-for-fun running challenge hosts children ages 5-12. Participants may select from nine specific starting waves. Shuttles from Metro, post-event hospitality, activities, entertainment, games and mascots make this an unforgettable event. All participants receive a shirt, access to the Camp Miles Family Fitness Festival and a stunning medal at the finish line. Registration for the MCM Kids run will open April 24 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. Registration costs just $10.

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Feb. 20, 2019


Marine Corps 17.75K. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. and is expected to sell out fast!

March 1, 2019


Runners Club and Defer Re-Register. Registration opens at noon.

March 6, 2019


Active Duty. Registration opens at noon (eastern time).

March 11, 2019


Active Duty. Registration closes.

March 12, 2019


Runners Club and Defer Re-Register. Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern.

March 19, 2019


Rush Registration. Registration opens at noon for 20 minutes or 7,000 entries whichever comes first.

March 20, 2019


MCM Lottery. Registration opens at noon.

March 26, 2019


MCM Lottery. Closes.

March 27, 2019


MCM Lottery Announcement. Runners will find out if they were selected to participate in the 44th MCM!